Was thinking of how stacked the middle weight division is. Imo the most exciting division.
When woodley moves up and he will move up. Do you favour woodley over Whittaker or gastelum, jacare or adesanya or Romero?
I'd take woodley over them all realistically. Can turn all their lights off with one punch.
Can out wrestle them all , probably not Romero. But shit , Whittaker out wrestled Romero. With no wrestling pedigree.
Romero vs woodley would be pretty much, b1 vs b2. They practically the same fighter. Devastating ko power. Woodley has more of course. A grade wrestling and not great cardio. But Romeros gas tank would give out and leave him a sitting duck maybe. Who knows. Would be a exciting fight.
Stylebender? Be an interesting fight. Israel wouldn't hang back like Thompson, he would engage and try to being the action. Woodley would just put him against the cage and smother him. Woodley is far stronger than Israel , I would guess.
Jacare? No way jacare can hang with him on the feet. If they went down to the ground, woodley would more likely than not , transition to the ground. Dont see jacare and his old knees , taking down woodley.
Whittaker would be a good test. Great sprawl defense and has some of the best distance management in mma. He just gets in and out very fluently and has decent power. Top notch cage IQ.
Gastelum can turn his lights off with one punch. Has good wrestling. They fought once didnt they? Cant remember correctly.
Imagine Israel vs wonder boy. God damn that would be an insane fucking fight.